I thought I bought my horse for a lot but I "didn't care" about the money as I wanted him out of that place as soon as possible as he was just basically rotting away. I knew he had a lot of potential but nobody would pay any attention to him whatsoever. Now that I put him to training everybody's telling me I would not get such an awesome horse for such a price ever again (and maybe not even for much higher). He's not really young and never had any training done in his life so people around him thought "alright, let's just somehow have him until he dies or some wacko buys him" but now that somebody actually does invest the time and money into him, he blossoms so fast I'm not able to catch up anymore. Every day I see him working with our trainer I can't believe my eyes! Half a year ago I would teach him that trotting with a person on is not a disaster and now I'm ashamed to ride him because he's just so good, much better than me. I know that in the end he'll be teaching me. He's so beautiful, extremely clever, gentle and sensible, such a fast learner and a willing soul, everything you could ask for. I'm sorry I don't want to say the exact amount I paid but it was a few thousand euros (he's a friesian). As of now I'm not planning to ever sell him even for 1 million however IF I'll ever be forced to (due to an injury or similar complication) there's no way I'd sell him for as much as I bought him. Not because I want to make money on him, but a) I have invested quite a sum in him already b) as long as I can influence it I'll never allow him to end up in a similar place with similar people as I bought him from.